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Surviving Mars 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

Here we will create the best priced PC build to run Surviving Mars, where it will meet the demands that a game like this will put on a custom PC. Our view is to answer the question, what PC should I buy that can play Surviving Mars really well, and for the best possible price today? We will therefore be aiming to run this game confidently each time with max graphics running, getting its visuals from a 1080p resolution monitor screen. Prices found here today are checked daily to make sure that the components we aare putting into our Surviving Mars represent good value for money.

If we are building a PC for a specific game then various game characteristics can be considered to help us put together the right computer. When considering Surviving Mars we can see that it is in the , Strategy, Management genre categories. This can influence some of the peripheral selections we make, as we will be wanting to make sure that the components we choose are complementary to the games needs. Something often overlooked is that we know the game itself would be developed during and shortly before 2018. Therefore we can speculate that it would have been built by the developers with hardware that has similar performance capability from that period as well. This title is currently one of the more demanding titles on the site right now, sitting at 1 on our most demanding list of games. With those thoughts helping us select specific hardware to match this title we will now select the best priced hardware today to meet these requirements from our curated gaming hardware lists.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Surviving Mars PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$200.00
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$42.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Surviving Mars PC Build Total Price $1,011.63
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $218.71, was previously $1,230.34.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Surviving Mars PC Build

Our key objective when putting together our next gaming PC is always going to be finding a great price point for the most performance we can. Today’s build we start by looking for the right graphics card, at the right price, that can run Surviving Mars at 1080p ultra graphics. Looking through todays available cards and comparing their hardware performance has lead us to cherry pick the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB today for this game. It is capable of returning strong frame rates at our desired ultra 1080p. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Dec 2019, which had it priced at $159. Todays price is $164.99 which is why we have identified it as a competitive performance to price ratio compared to other hardware in the marketplace today. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $14.01, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 4GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 8 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Surviving Mars 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The motherboard we are going for is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. Its the best priced LGA 1151 socket type motherboard on the market today and will give us the spot to choose a great pairing CPU for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Looking over the prices today we can see that the Core i3-9350K 4-Core 4.0GHz processor is a great choice for this game and is currently costing $200. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $161.03, which we noticed it on 1st Dec 2020.

The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard has a cost today of $72.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Surviving Mars build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 4th Apr 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $59.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Surviving Mars At The Right Price

Our PC needs some well placed system memory to support our chosen CPU and GPU selections. As we are looking to achieve the 1080p ultra frame rates the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is currently priced at $42.99, which is among the better priced RAM today. A price point for this RAM was down to $30.35 on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Surviving Mars

We reckon these hardware components in our PC build will get 89 FPS at high settings in game and you could improve the graphics up to Ultra and see a FPS of 64 at 1080p.

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Surviving Mars
Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Surviving Mars at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 68 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

To buy this Surviving Mars PC we will still want it to do ok when running other popular games. So to give us an idea about our builds performance lets see how it deals these 3 popular games at 1080p. Back 4 Blood will be expecting a Ultra FPS of 64 and a High setting FPS of 89 frames. Resident Evil 8 expects Ultra FPS around 64 which will improve to 89 FPS for High settings. Days Gone is expected to be around 64 FPS for Ultra settings and improves to a 89 FPS on High settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Surviving Mars

We have opted for the Cooler Master MM710 because we feel it is a higher performance gaming mouse that will meet the needs of this title. When looking at a mouse for a game that sits in the , Strategy, Management game grouping we often consider paying a little bit more to get a better suited peripheral for the task. We have still chosen the best priced mouse we could find today that meets this need.

An Alternative Surviving Mars Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Or you could put the GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB graphics card into this computer, if you are after an alternative Nvidia PC build. It has a 4% better performance variation to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, so similar in capability and we have picked it as the best priced alternative manufacturer card, with a price of $219.99.